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Coverage of water treatment plants since December 31, 2021.

West Kelowna boil water notice rescinded after water main break

"...To remain up to date on boil water notices and water quality advisories or receive other city news, alerts, and updates on the rose valley water treatment plant, sign up at subscribe. westkelownacity. ca/Subscribe..."

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Burns Lake water conservation plan

"...It’s stated in the plan that a reduction in water consumption will reduce environmental impacts related to water withdrawal from the watershed, reduce costs of operation and maintenance for the water system infrastructure, as well as reduce chemical volumes [for chlorination] needed to treat water..."

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Summerland also being eyed for hydrogen plant

"...He said the company is eyeing a one-acre plot near the Summerland wastewater treatment plant that could be home to a 10,000-square-foot building, which at full annual production could generate 1,080 metric tonnes of green hydrogen, 18,000 metric tonnes of aluminum and five megawatts of electricity. Neil estimates the facility could create 15 to 17 permanent jobs, while generating “zero” pollution and recycling most of the water it requires. Coun..."

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'It was stunning': Wastewater data shows high levels of Omicron variant in Waterloo Region

"...Servos and Meghan Fuzzen, a researcher from the University of Waterloo, both discussed the wastewater findings at Friday's update. They monitor samples from water treatment plants in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge..."

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Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant invests $250,000 in a state-of-the-art buoy

"...The Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant has invested in a state-of-the-art buoy..."

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How wastewater surveillance in Manitoba is helping the fight against COVID-19

"...In Winnipeg, the lab has been monitoring wastewater from three Winnipeg water treatment plants. Samples are tested to determine COVID-19 levels and are sequenced to determine their viral RNA, enabling the detection of variants..."

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CRD warns about wastewater spill on Salt Spring Island

"...The Capital Regional District is warning residents about a wastewater spill after a mechanical failure at Ganges Wastewater Treatment Plant on Salt Spring Island..."

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Cold weather causes sewage spill into Ganges Creek, Ganges Harbour

"...The Capital Regional District (CRD) stated that the Ganges Wastewater Treatment Plant experienced a mechanical failure on part of the above ground piping system, likely caused by cold temperatures. “Much of the volume was contained on site, but some sewage ran overland, entered the storm water system leading from the facility to Ganges Creek and out to Ganges Harbour,” the CRD stated.  ..."

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Portage Mayor sees continued progress and outlines 2022 challenges

"..."We will be doing two of our largest infrastructure projects in the history of Portage," explains Ferris. "And of course, that's the upgrades to Saskatchewan Ave West and upgrades to nutrient removal at the wastewater treatment plant. And you know, a bit of work has begun on Saskatchewan Ave West this fall with the infrastructure..."

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Alberta reduces COVID-19 isolation time to five days

"...In certain industries that are deemed essential, such as a water treatment plant or health care where a disruption to service for more than 24 hours is harmful to the public, workers may be allowed to return earlier than five days. Further details on that program will be available Monday..."

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Borderland MLA says 2021 was a Year of Investments

"...The extensive drought was also a big focus Guenter in 2021. "I was able to welcome $10-million in upgrades to the Letellier Water Treatment Plant, which is something I have spent some time lobbying very hard for. "..."

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Wastewater Operator 1 - Resort Municipality of Whistler (Whistler, BC)

"...Qualified candidates possess a grade 12 diploma and preferably completion of Post-Secondary education in a Environmental Monitoring (EM) or Water and Wastewater Technology (WWT) program with a valid EOCP Wastewater Operator Level I certificate and 1-2 years of related work experience and sound knowledge of relevant primary, secondary, and tertiary treatment processes, including enhanced biological nutrient removal, as well as SCADA programming and knowledge of the methods, practices, tools, materials and equipment used in the maintenance and operation a plant..."

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Water Treatment Operator - Metro Vancouver (Burnaby, BC)

"...You will be able to adapt quickly to new processes and will bring a wealth of knowledge from previous operations experience.  ..."

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Waste Water Treatment Plant Co-op Student - City of Penticton (Penticton, BC)

"...If you are seeking a challenging opportunity and possess the above mentioned qualifications, we would love to hear from you! We welcome your cover letter and resume by January 16, 2022..."

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Water Quality & Conservation Ambassador - City of Penticton (Penticton, BC)

"...If you are seeking a challenging opportunity and possess the above mentioned qualifications, we would love to hear from you! We welcome your cover letter and resume by January 16, 2022..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about water treatment plants.

How does Wastewater Treatment Work?

"...Take a closer look at how wastewater treatment plants work and how your waste gets turned back into clean water that you can drink..."

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The case for drinking treated wastewater. (Yes, from the toilet.) | Just Might Work by Freethink

"...In the U. S. , concern over droughts and water pollution have ignited a unique solution for preserving one of our most vital resources — advanced wastewater treatment for human consumption, also known as direct potable reuse..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about water treatment plants relevant to the latest news.

Microalgae Mediated Sludge Treatment

"...Integration of microalgae in the wastewater treatment plants not only increases the efficiency of the removal of pollutants but also significantly brings down the operational cost of the facility, which is due to the fact that microalgae are able to utilize the sunlight and uptake the inorganic carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus abundant in wastewater..."

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Localized Water Quality Improvement in the Choptank Estuary, a Tributary of Chesapeake Bay

"...The data presented here indicate that public and industrial investments in reductions of atmospheric emissions and upgrades to wastewater treatment plants have improved estuarine water quality in the Choptank..."

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Enzyme Recovery from Biological Wastewater Treatment

"...They can also optimise important waste treatment processes, such as the anaerobic digestion (AD) of sewage sludge, increasing biogas and renewable energy production..."

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Techno-economic study and environmental analysis of a solar-aided lignocellulosic biorefinery: a South African case study

"...Five design scenarios were considered: one standalone scenario where lignin was combusted alongside biogas from the adjacent wastewater treatment plant to supply energy to the biorefinery (scenario 1)..."

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Improvement of the Quality of the Human Environment by Transporting and Stabilizing Sewage Sludge for Further Processing

"...It is proposed to use complex technology, including standard dewatering of sewage sludge at wastewater treatment plants, transportation, disinfection, and processing into a highly effective organic fertilizer..."

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?Waste Not, Want Not? ? Leveraging Sewer Systems and Wastewater-Based Epidemiology for Drug Use Trends and Pharmaceutical Monit

"...Wastewater surveillance downstream at wastewater treatment plants provides large-scale population and regional-scale aggregation while upstream surveillance monitors locations at the neighborhood level with more precise geographic analysis..."

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A Review on the Occurrence and Effect of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products on the Environment

"...Our existing sewage treatment plants (STPs) are designed for the removal of organic, grit, coarse materials; floating matter; suspended solids; and to some extent, destruction of pathogens in case used for horticulture/agricultural purpose..."

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